BetaNews: Microsoft releases optional KB5000842 update to fix lots of Windows 10 problems

BetaNews: Microsoft releases optional KB5000842 update to fix lots of Windows 10 problems. “For Microsoft, March was marred by a string of problematic Windows 10 updates that caused a series of problems with printing and more. As we reach the end of the month, the company has released an optional patch which it will almost certainly be hoping proves less problematic.” Again.

TechCrunch: Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack

TechCrunch: Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack. “Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers. The security update lands as iOS 14.4.2 and iPadOS 14.4.2, which also covers a patch to older devices as iOS 12.5.2. watchOS also updates to 7.3.3.”

BetaNews: Windows 10 update saga continues as Microsoft re-releases KB5001649 printing patch

BetaNews: Windows 10 update saga continues as Microsoft re-releases KB5001649 printing patch. “Over the weekend we reported that Microsoft had paused the rollout of the out-of-band patch for the ongoing printing problems in Windows 10. The cessation came after reports of installation problems associated with the fix. Now it appears that the company has re-released the KB5001649 update, but it remains to be seen whether this finally brings to an end the lengthy and embarrassing saga for Microsoft.”

ZDNet: Microsoft releases one-click mitigation tool for Exchange Server hacks

ZDNet: Microsoft releases one-click mitigation tool for Exchange Server hacks. “Released on Monday, the tool is designed to mitigate the threat posed by four actively-exploited vulnerabilities that have collectively caused havoc for organizations worldwide. Microsoft released emergency fixes for the critical vulnerabilities on March 2. However, the company estimates that at least 82,000 internet-facing servers are still unpatched and vulnerable to attack.”

Beta News: Microsoft releases off-schedule KB5001028 update for Windows 10 to fix WPA3 flaw

BetaNews: Microsoft releases off-schedule KB5001028 update for Windows 10 to fix WPA3 flaw. “Just days after the regular update release date of Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch to address a problem with WPA3 connections in Windows 10. The KB5001028 update is for Windows 10 version 1909, and it fixes a problem that caused blue screens and stop error 0x7E in nwifi.sys when using a WPA3 connection.”

BetaNews: 0patch fixes major Windows Installer bug before Microsoft

BetaNews: 0patch fixes major Windows Installer bug before Microsoft. “Waiting for Microsoft to issue patches for bugs that have been discovered in its software can mean having to be very patient — some updates just seem to take forever to appear. More than this, the bug fixes can introduce new problems of their own, so it’s little wonder that third-party patching services such as 0patch have grown in popularity. And once again, 0patch has managed to beat Microsoft in releasing a patch for a serious vulnerability.”

Mashable: Apple just released a security update for your iPhone. Download it now.

Mashable: Apple just released a security update for your iPhone. Download it now.. “According to the tech giant, researchers uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in the software powering iPhones and iPads. And, much to everyone’s consternation, Apple’s also seen evidence that those vulnerabilities ‘may have been actively exploited.’ In other words, hackers — whether they be criminal or government-affiliated — might be using these security holes for their own purposes. “

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4598298 update to fix Windows 10 crashes and restart problems

BetaNews: Microsoft releases KB4598298 update to fix Windows 10 crashes and restart problems. “We might only be three weeks into 2021, but Microsoft has already issued a number of patches for Windows 10 — and now it’s time for another one. If you have been experiencing unexpected restarts in Windows 10, or crashes when using BitLocker, there’s a new update for you to install.”

Neowin: Google pauses Chrome releases to keep it stable

Neowin: Google pauses Chrome releases to keep it stable. “Typically, a new update for Chrome and Chrome OS arrives every six weeks, but Google is temporarily halting new releases. The reason is to keep things ‘stable, secure, and reliable’ for all of the folks that are working from home due to the COVID-19 coronavirus.”

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server

BetaNews: Microsoft releases emergency patch for critical SMB vulnerability in Windows 10 and Windows Server. “Earlier this week, Microsoft inadvertently released details of a critical vulnerability in the SMBv3 protocol in Windows 10 and Windows Server. While there was no fix available at the time, the company did provide suggestions about how to mitigate against attacks. With the information out in the wild, Microsoft was under pressure to get a patch released to customers — and now it has managed to produce such a fix.”

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2020 Edition

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2020 Edition. “Microsoft…released updates to plug nearly 100 security holes in various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that is actively being exploited. Also, Adobe has issued a bevy of security updates for its various products, including Flash Player and Adobe Reader/Acrobat.”

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems

BetaNews: Yet another Windows 10 update is causing problems. “Problematic updates for Windows 10 have become pretty common these days, and now it has happened again. Microsoft released the KB4532695 update last week to address problems with Explorer which were introduced by the November 2019 Update. But this update has itself been found to cause issues, with users complaining of BSoDs, audio problems and more.”

Microsoft: 14 January patch was the last for Windows 7. Also Microsoft: Actually… (The Register)

The Register: Microsoft: 14 January patch was the last for Windows 7. Also Microsoft: Actually…. “Microsoft has quietly admitted that it will be fixing the final Windows 7 patch that left some stretched wallpapers borked. It was to be the last hurrah for Windows 7: After the 14 January patch there would be no more freebies from Microsoft as extended support was turned off in favour of its paid-for Extended Security Update (ESU) program.”